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Full text of "Gadaba"

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house" scheme of the Government has not been  implemented.   At

present, no house Is electrified.



3)    Population :



The \i!iage Is inhabited by the Gadabas exclusively. No

non-tribal resides In the \illage. There are 98 males and 98

females, ia the village. The total population is 196.



There are ^'48 households :   9 of them have females as

of households.   39 households have males as heads.



Since child labour is engaged from an early age to tend

cattle and sheep, and to collect firewood, the people above 10 years

of age and upto 60 years may be considered earners, and the rest

as dependants. VVhei so classified, the earners are 144 or 73.5 per

cent of the total population; children 47 or 24 per cent; and the

old people, 5 or 2 5 p*sr cent.



Disease and malnutrition are the chief causes 'of death.

Infantile mortality is frequent.



Of the five old persons, two are octogenarian?. Both of

them get Rs. ISO/- per mensem as old age pension. Both of

them, in spite of their economic freedom, still complain of

neglect.



The children of the age of 10 and less are equally neglected

though they do not complain.



4)    Marital Status :



Of the 196 people, 105 persons including 50 males aal

55 females are stated to have beea married. They constitute 53,6

per cent of the population. The uaraarried people are 91 in

number, including 56 males and 35 females, and constitute 46.4

per cent of the population.